It’s known to all that the landscape in China is littered with foreigners who tried to launch Internet businesses here. Very few have succeeded whereas Fritz Demopolous, co-founder and CEO of Qunar is a rare exception.

Qunar raised its Series A in 2006 and is currently among the three top travel sites in China. In June 2011, Baidu announced that it invested US$306 million in Qunar while allowing it to remain an independent entity.

So if you came to China and wanted to startup your own business here, don’t miss next week’s Startupweekend Beijing event, where you’ll get to pitch your idea to the #1 Laowai (expat) in China tech space and hear his comments and suggestions.

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Ben Jiang

Listener of startups, writer on tech. Maker of things, dreamer by choice.